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Learn the basics of protecting old bricks and mortar.

Frequently Asked Questions

For owners of archaeological sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the State Register of Historic Places.

Insulate and seal walls in your historic house to improve energy efficiency.

General Information

Herzfeld Foundation Grants

Herzfeld Foundation

The Herzfeld Foundation makes grants available in the areas of Arts and Culture, Education, and Civic Improvment

Review the uses of architectural epoxies on wood in a historic building.

Learn the value of preserving your historic building's original elevator.

Find helpful advice on choosing the right paint and supplies for your historic building.

Learn to identify typical poured concrete foundation problems.

Learn methods for restoring your historic storefront to its original appearance.

Milwaukee Department of City Development

The City of Milwaukee offers matching grants to business and property owners in commercial districts to help improve the exterior facade of properties

Learn how to identify the methods and materials used to construct your historic house.

Learn the necessary elements for historic rehabilitation project work contracts.

Find the right insurance for your rehabilitation project.

Learn about ice damming and how to prevent it.

American Architectural Foundation

This grants program helps local nonprofit design/civic groups produce public education programming for children.

See the top maintenance practices you can follow to prevent a costly rehabilitation project.

For Properties with Human Burial Sites

Do you own a human burial site in Wisconsin? Learn about your rights and responsibilities under state law.

Want to protect a burial site and lower your property taxes at the same time? Find out how.

Learn about the procedures for handling publicly-owned or abandoned burial sites.

Learn about common problems you may encounter with your brick masonry.
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